1985 Opus One 1.5L

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WS 93   WA 88  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

A wonderful showing. Very complex and intriguing, with harmony and grace. Mature, with currant, black cherry, dried fruit and spice notes and smooth, polished tannins.--Opus One vertical. 11,500 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2000-2006
Author: James Laube

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

The 1985 Opus One has consistently performed between 88-90 points. It exhibits a healthy dark ruby color with no signs of age. The nose has not budged much from when it was first bottled. The delicate yet attractive fragrance of vanilla, herbs, cassis, and spices is followed by a sculptured, fruity, medium to full-bodied wine with crisp acidity, moderate tannin, and good depth. While very good, possibly excellent, it lacks the extra dimension of flavor and personality necessary to merit an outstanding rating. Drink it over the next 5-7 years. It seems to me that vintages since 1990 have been markedly superior.

Drink Dates: 1995-2002
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 98

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Average rating: 91, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

8 bottles owned by 8 collectors.

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About This Producer

Opus One Winery was founded in 1979 as a joint venture between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. The wine is a collectible, Bordeaux-style blend that commands some of the highest prices in the Napa Valley. The winery itself is a building that is meant to be an expression of the wine by mixing elements of classical European and contemporary California style. Opus also produces a second wine, a non-vintage Cabernet called Overture.

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